Zion Williamson to miss remainder of Summer League with knee injury

Once considered a niche event and something of an afterthought, the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League now serves as a valuable tool for the NBA to remain relevant in its off-season and engage with newer, younger fans.

They played 33 games together, both averaging 22.6 points per game while bringing the Blue Devils to the Elite Eight, where they came up just short in a heartbreaking 68-67 loss to Michigan State.

The No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans didn't keep his adoring new public waiting for his display of dunks and power. He also dished out three assists to go along with a steal and a block in 27 minutes of play.

The Knicks-Pelicans game was eventually announced as finished.

An natural disaster shook the ground near Cox Pavilion Thursday morning. The final seven minutes of Knicks-Pelicans will be finished at a later date, with New Orleans now leading 80-74. Second-year guard Frank Jackson led all scorers with 30 points on 11-17 shooting from the field, including 5-9 shooting from behind the arc.

The first quarter of his NBA debut league game showcased his skills as a Basketball player.

"I was going to take shots if I got on the court, and I did that", said Hiejima who was the 2017-18 B. League MVP with the SeaHorses Mikawa.

The matchup was the highest rated summer league game ever according to Rod Walker of the New Orleans Advocate.

"I can hardly believe what I just felt. Wow".

Coach Veljko Mršić was also pleased: "The first game after 15 days of training is behind us". Each of their two Las Vegas games have started very slow and sloppy. "This gives you an opportunity to test out the speed of the game and things like that".

Suiting up for the Dallas Mavericks, Japanese 23-year-old Yudai Baba made an impact in his nearly 17 minutes of court time.

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